Originally Published: May 23, 2014 6 a.m.
SEDONA - The Eagles are without doubt the most successful American band of all time, selling more records than any other band from this country, putting them in an exclusive league with bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones.
The New Take It To The Limit completely captures all of the excitement and authenticity of a live Eagles concert, complete with full horn section, exactly as the Eagles do in their current world tour and on their smash hit DVD, 'Farewell Tour 1 Live in Melbourne.'
Critics agree, this is the ultimate Eagles experience in the Unites States today. The new band, the ultimate Eagles experience will be preforming on Sunday, May 25, at the Encore Theater in Sedona's Village of Oak Creek - behind Tuesday Morning at Sedona's Village of Oak Creek Factory Outlet Mall. Tickets for the show are $25.
Doors are open all day and show time is at 8 p.m. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at the Encore Theater 928-284-0552.
Bob Birthday Bash: Annual Dylan-fest returns
to Cottonwood's Old Town Center for the Arts
You're invited to a special birthday concert. Bob Dylan turns 73 on Saturday, May 24, and he will be celebrated in song at the 9th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concerts on today and Saturday, May 23-24, both at 7 p.m., at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood.
No, Bob won't be there, but 15 of the area's best musicians will be, performing Dylan songs all night. "This concert has become a tradition for the Verde Valley and Sedona," remarked William Eaton, co-director at Old Town Center for the Arts. "Each year there are some surprises, with some of your favorite Dylan tunes and some you may have never heard. It was a special treat when Maria Muldaur made a guest appearance last year. Joe has done a fantastic job of producing this event."
Joe Neri, the show's producer and co-owner of The Well Red Coyote bookstore, said: "Bob Dylan has been one of the most influential figures in American music and has endured for over 50 years. I'm continually amazed and appreciative of just how popular our annual tribute shows have become."
This year's program once again features some veterans of previous Dylan shows and some newbies, too. Some songs that will be performed are faithful to Dylan's recorded arrangements while others have creative interpretations of other well known artists or from the performers themselves. "And, this year," Neri announces, "back by popular demand is the Dylan classic, Desolation Row, performed by members of the audience."
Joe Neri and the Mystery Tramps, the official backing band for the Dylan shows, will be joined by Alexander, Ally & the Boys, Tyler Barrett, Rick Cyge, Dan Engler, Gary Every, Gregg Gould, Mike McReynolds & Friends, Chris Seymour and Gary Simpkins. The Mystery Tramps consist of Joe Neri (guitar), Dan Bresnan (guitar), Hutch Hutchinson (bass) and Gino Romeo (drums).
The Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 5th Street & Main in Old Town Cottonwood. Tickets for either of the Bob Dylan Birthday Concerts are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $20 priority. Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com. For more info, contact Elena Bullard at 928-634-0940.